Be a part of this Carlsbad premier tradition with several hundred of your closest friends, family, and neighbors for a day of great food, awesome music, and festive fun.
Rob the DJ will kick off the day’s entertainment by spinning your favorite tunes followed by live bands starting with local favorites Bluebirds, and ending with The Last Call.
Fill your day with the famed Chicken dance performances, a delicious German meal, pretzels, German costume contests, and ice cold beers! There will also be entertainment and fun activities for kids of all ages, including a pumpkin patch where children can decorate pumpkins, jumpy houses, face painting, balloon animals, and a few fun surprises.
Parking & Shuttle Transportation
  • FREE Shuttle Bus Service from The Shoppes at Carlsbad Mall (SW Corner) parking lot.

  • Local parking is very limited - shuttle buses pick-up and drop-off at 20-minute intervals

  • The first shuttle departs at 11:30 AM and the last shuttle leaves Holiday Park at 9:30PM


The Carlsbad Oktoberfest is held at Holiday Park, located between Tamarack Avenue and Carlsbad Village Drive off the I-5 Freeway.

Free Wi-Fi

FREE WI-FI courtesy of Spectrum Cable!



Get Free Admission When You Purchase Your Meal in Advance:

  • $15 includes your meal and event entry when purchased on our Eventbrite site by midnight 10/6/18. This ticket is for ages 10+ and goes up on the day of event. Click here to buy!


Regular Admission (event entry only - no meal):

  • Adults and Kids ages 10 and over admission is just $5! Save time on the day of the event by ordering your admission tickets in advance! Click here to buy!


Kids Under 10 Years Old (event entry only - no meal):




Carlsbad Oktoberfest

Serving Family Fun Since 1982

Oktoberfestive Contests

Come dressed in your finest Oktoberfest ensemble and get your yodel on to compete for prizes!




Categories and Times (tentative):


2:45 pm - Main Stage

  • Best Dressed German Boy & German Girl Costume Contests Kids of all ages are welcome to get Oktoberfestive in their lederhosen and dirndls!


4:30 pm - Main Stage

  • Fetching Fraülein and Masculine Mann Costume Contests Strut your stuff in your lederhosen and dirndls!


5:45 pm - Main Stage

  • Yodeling Contest Get your whole family into the Oktoberfest spirit and compete to be our 2019 champions!


  • Saturday, October 5, 2019

  • 12 Noon - 9PM

  • Meals served while available until 7:30PM